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The word fiction derives from the Latin word fictiō, “the act of making, fashioning, or molding.” It is a form of literature compiled of imaginative, invented or perceptual elements or themes that illustrate a story. Elements surpassing reality such as science fiction or fantasy stimulate creativity, allowing freedom of imagination for readers. Other types of fiction may not always be written from complete fabrication –fiction novels or short stories can be based on actual events, however, are not to be understood as fact. Written in two forms, fiction can be considered a novel (lengthy, more complex stories) or as a short story.

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